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TOPIC: Is it possible to send a SMS to various phone numbers in VO

Is it possible to send a SMS to various phone numbers in VO 02 Oct 2019 07:50 #11012

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    My client has asked me to add SMS capabilities to my app, where it sends a short message to each driver's phone. Is this possible, and if so, how please.

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    Is it possible to send a SMS to various phone numbers in VO 02 Oct 2019 08:26 #11013

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  • Hi Jeff,

    I'm using this service here:
    www.smsapi.com
    But there are a few... Another possibility is to use an old phone (or cellular modem) connected to COM1 and use the AT commands to send them through the phone.
    Wolfgang
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    Is it possible to send a SMS to various phone numbers in VO 02 Oct 2019 08:31 #11014

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  • Hi,

    8 years ago, I created a Vulcan.NET App to Send/Receive SMS using 'Multitech GPRS Modem' and AT commands.
    So, this is one of the possible solutions.

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    George

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    Is it possible to send a SMS to various phone numbers in VO 02 Oct 2019 08:37 #11015

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  • Hello,
    there seems to be a market for such modems:
    www.smsco.it/tomcat/en/buy/show.do#modem
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    Is it possible to send a SMS to various phone numbers in VO 02 Oct 2019 09:03 #11016

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    Multitech modems were brilliant. My mate is the Australian Distributor for them if anyone needs one.

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    Is it possible to send a SMS to various phone numbers in VO 02 Oct 2019 09:14 #11017

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    Thanks very much all, I'll investigate SMSAPI further

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    Is it possible to send a SMS to various phone numbers in VO 27 Oct 2019 02:07 #11459

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    OK. I've been researching, and trying various options for weeks now, but I can't seem to connect or parse values to smsapi. Does anyone have any pointers please?

    I have a database containing all the sms contact numbers. That database appears in a listbox on my JobDetails screen when a button is pressed. The user can then pick as many numbers as they like. So far, so good. The correct values are being returned by the listbox to the program, but my question is, how do I pass those values to smsapi, and send the sms to the selected numbers?

    As usual, any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks you,

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    Is it possible to send a SMS to various phone numbers in VO 27 Oct 2019 02:11 #11460

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  • Jeff,

    Which API are you using?
    Do you have an example of what you have tried ?

    Robert
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    The Netherlands

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    Is it possible to send a SMS to various phone numbers in VO 27 Oct 2019 02:28 #11461

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    That's the thing Robert. I don't really know where to start. I've looked at the VO manuals, Google, old and new NG nothing. This is my first foray into this side of things.

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    Is it possible to send a SMS to various phone numbers in VO 27 Oct 2019 06:21 #11466

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  • Hi Jeff,
    SMSAPI is a web service, so look for their documentation:
    www.smsapi.com/docs/#1-introduction
    They have curl samples, so the easiest thing would be to call curl from your VO application.
    The next possibility could be to use the winHttp classes I posted or some cHttp extensions to call the webservice from your application.
    I have done something I would not do anymore (but now it is done): I have created an X# COM library that uses their C# library and I'm using that one from my VO application.
    Wolfgang
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    Is it possible to send a SMS to various phone numbers in VO 27 Oct 2019 22:46 #11473

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    Thank Wolfgang, I will try that this afternoon.

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